AlternativeTo Logo

    Google Maps Alternatives

    Google Maps is described as 'basic web mapping service application and technology provided by Google. It offers street maps, a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or public transport and an urban business locator for numerous countries around the world' and is a leading Map Service in the Travel & Location category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Google Maps for a variety of platforms, including Android, Online / Web-based, iPhone, iPad and Android Tablet. Most alternatives are Map and GPS Navigation Services. The best alternative is OpenStreetMap, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Maps are OsmAnd (Freemium, Open Source), MAPS.ME (Free), HERE WeGo (Free) and Waze (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 2, 2021

    1. OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. It is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you.
      show more
      OpenStreetMap vs Google Maps opinions
      Almost everyone thinks OpenStreetMap is a great alternative to Google Maps.
       all • positive • negative      relevance • date
      It is more accurate than google many times.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      5
      1000 times faster, map much much clearer, shops, restaurants and post offices are indicated as well as door numbers; no surveillance like google, open source.
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

      12
      gee3107 This doest not offer direction using public transit
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      4
      somegirlfromit This is a database used by various projects (including Google Maps), not an application in and of itself.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      -8
      It is open source and has a very active community
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      4
      It's accurate and it's not google
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      7
      DudeTrustMe Map more detailed, open source
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      1
      Show more comments
      7 of 20 comments
    2. OsmAnd is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap data.
      show more
      OsmAnd vs Google Maps opinions
      Almost everyone thinks OsmAnd is a great alternative to Google Maps.
      3rd very powerful options, many maps, tons of addons
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      1
      InsaneFromEarth Offline GPS on your phone, useful when you're lost or want to know your location
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      8
      danuthaiduc It's free, has an open-source version on F-Droid, and does not require data while navigating.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      2
      it free and even works _offline_ - so no data tracking
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      -3
      Effective offline navigation - something Google Maps is rather weak on.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      5


    3. MAPS.ME offers the quickest offline maps of all the countries of the world. Travel with full confidence: wherever you are, MAPS.ME addresses all your offline mapping needs.
      show more
      MAPS.ME vs Google Maps opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MAPS.ME is a great alternative to Google Maps.
      RemovedUser Good alternative to Google Maps on mobile while based on OpenStreetMap. Allow more fine grained access to data usage and give feedback during data consumption. Routing works relatively well.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      7
      Easy to use, good routing, accurate. But you have to download the maps.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      3
      Astatine69420 it might be open source but the app has lots of tracking.
      Top negative comment  6 months ago

      0
      it is more accurate than Google maps, especially for walking navigation.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
      zokris Fluent, responsive and the app design is very good. These features are sometimes lacking in other free/open-source map apps.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
    4. Explore the world in glorious 3D with HERE Maps. Discover new places, collect your favourite places, plan the perfect journey, and sync it all with your mobile phones.
      show more
      HERE WeGo vs Google Maps opinions
      Almost everyone thinks HERE WeGo is a great alternative to Google Maps.
      mayankchoudhary The option to have offline maps that don't expire is a plus.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      3
      heyardo It feels familiar to Google Maps but simplified! It seems to be trustworthy and private.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      automotive-grade maps that can be downloaded and used offline.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
      It shows many places of interest. Even some that google miss. Its great for offline. It has a more beautiful voice than google.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
    5. Waze is a social GPS navigation app that allows drivers to build and use live maps & real-time traffic updates to improve their daily commute.
      show more
      Waze vs Google Maps opinions
      Most users think Waze is a great alternative to Google Maps.
      robertheadley Waze is a good alternative, but it is also owned by Google.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      23
      Real time up to date driver information.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      2


    6. Organic Maps is an Android & iOS offline maps app for travelers, tourists, hikers, and cyclists based on top of crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data and curated with love by MAPS.ME founders.
      show more
      Organic Maps vs Google Maps opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It’s open source, community-based, and privacy-respecting.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      3
      zokris As fluent, responsive and convenient as MAPS.ME, but without the blatant privacy breaches of MAPS.ME.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      1
      This is a great no frills map. Let's you take maps offline and but still provides the ability to find local restaurants and other things you're used to.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      1
    7. Leaflet is a modern open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 28 KB of JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.
      show more
      Most users think Leaflet is a great alternative to Google Maps.
    8. Qwant Map, still in beta, is designed to be an alternative to Google Maps or HERE WeGo, based on OpenStreetMap.
      show more
      Qwant Maps vs Google Maps opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Qwant Maps is a great alternative to Google Maps.
      the same tools, but it's respect your privacy!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      1
    9. Find the best route to your destination even without an internet connection. Magic Earth uses OpenStreetMap data and a powerful search engine to offer you the optimal routes for driving, biking, hiking and public transportation. PRIVACY FIRST!
      show more
      Magic Earth vs Google Maps opinions
      Most users think Magic Earth is a great alternative to Google Maps.
      Pepexl The routing service is comparable to Google Maps. It is a perfect companion as a navigation tool in the car.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      1
    10. Maps gives you turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, and Flyover. All in a vector-based interface that scales and zooms with ease.
      show more
      Apple Maps vs Google Maps opinions
      Most users think Apple Maps is a great alternative to Google Maps.
      It is only available on Apple OS. Google maps is OS independent.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      3
      Ola Its ok, maybe it doesn’t find all places but as a turn by turn navigation tool it’s fine.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      0
      kayvonkamyar It is cleaner and you can even submit places to it!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -5
    Showing 10 of 139 alternatives